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Get to Know ThedaCare’s Newest Providers

Last updated: August 10, 2023

Deborah Kraemer, CSAC

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, ThedaCare Behavioral Health

“As a counselor, my role involves actively listening and providing support. I use a client-centered therapy approach, where my objective is to assist patients in recognizing the qualities and perspectives that others perceive in them.

“I take great satisfaction in witnessing the transformation when patients start to regain confidence and recognize their inherent goodness and the abundant contributions they can offer others.”

Lee Kutchenriter, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Clinician, ThedaCare Behavioral Health

“Witnessing the positive changes and development that clients make through therapy is often one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a therapist. Celebrating their progress and growth on their best days is incredibly rewarding.

“By integrating a holistic approach with a safe, welcoming and compassionate environment, I help clients take an active role in their healing journey. I create a setting that promotes healing and positive change.”

Travis La Barre, APRN, MBA

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah

“As an advanced practice nurse practitioner, my primary objective is to ensure that patients have a comprehensive understanding of the root causes contributing to their illness or disease. I truly enjoy working with patients and helping them treat their unique medical conditions.

“I specialize in wound care and infectious disease. This area of care allows me to actively collaborate with patients, aid in the management and treatment of their illnesses, and help improve their overall quality of life.”

John Park, DO

Hospitalist, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton and ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah

“My approach to care is to deliver patient-centered, high-quality care with a smooth transition back to the patient’s primary care provider after hospitalization. My priority is to offer my patients compassionate care, education, and empowerment. I want my patients to feel comfortable approaching me with any concerns or questions they may have, knowing that I am empathetic and readily available to address their needs.”

Hillary Schultz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, Wound Care, ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano

“I make it a priority to involve patients in the decision-making process and ensure they feel included and empowered in their own care. I offer guidance and provide people with clear, concise, and evidence-based information about their condition, treatment options, and potential outcomes.

“Being a nurse practitioner has offered me a dynamic and fulfilling career. I enjoy that each day is different and brings new challenges. I love that my job allows me to continue to learn and grow in both my personal and professional life.”

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